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The arms of Speranza de Rauvenna

The La Tène culture was a European Iron Age culture named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Neuenburgersee in Switzerland, where a rich cache of artifacts was discovered by Hansli Kopp in 1857. La Tène culture developed and flourished during the late Iron Age (from 450 BCE to the Roman conquest in the 1st century BCE) in Belgium, eastern France, Switzerland, Austria, Southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania.

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper' and the initials 'L. X. P. M.', measuring 410 x 50 mm.  Origin:	Italy, Central (Florence or Rome)

A section of foliate border of the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers, the motto 'Semper' and the initials 'L. X. P. M.', measuring 410 x 50 mm. Origin: Italy, Central (Florence or Rome)

Picture perfect if you are going for real classic medieval ! The shape, colours, over all print of a simple heraldic symbol, the belt, silly long sleeves, fur trim even pointed shoes. You could take any element of this and it would feel medieval.

During the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I passed a series of strict laws relating to dress codes. The laws ensured that people across the social spectrum dressed according to their rank and class. At this time, England was importing great quantities of luxury fabrics, and the Queen expressed concern that her subjects were spending too much money on 'unnecessary foreign wares' and 'vain devices'.

Ecclesiastical stole

Ecclesiastical stole, c. 1290 - 1340. Silk & silver gilt thread on linen ground | V & A Museum Collections.